• 1954 – 1959

    Conservatory in Košice, piano ( Mária Mašíková-Hemerková)

  • 1959 – 1963

    Academy of Music and Drama, piano (Rudolf Macudziński)

  • 1968 – 1971

    doctorate studies at the Academy of Music and Drama, piano (Rudolf Macudziński)

  • 1966 – 1967

    Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna

  • since 1970

    continuum player and solo harpsichordist of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra

Alexander Cattarino performances with the Slovak Philharmonic, Košice State Philharmonic, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Weimar Chamber Orchestra and Gottwaldov Philharmonic led by Ľudovít Rajter, Bystrík Režucha, Friedemann Bätzel and Francesco Mander. Artistic collaboration with vocalists Marta Nitranová and Magdaléna Hajóssyová, with instrumentalists Vladislav Brunner (fl), Bohdan Warchal, Jozef Kopelman, Anna and Quido Hölbling (vn), with Juraj Alexander and with his daughter Carmela Cattarino (vc).


"What has been most valued by the critics, besides technical parameters, was the originality, invention and impressiveness of Cattarino's presentation, which has often sparked confrontation of his performances with conventional performing concepts." (Vladimír Čížik: Dictionary of Slovak Concert Art vol. I)